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Help with Upgrading

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hi im thinking of upgrading my computer but i dont know what too look for in components. My computer is strictly for gaming and watching movies.All i need to know is what do i look for in a good motherboard and graphics card!Thanks....
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Your system spec's would have helped. Computers have changed so much in the last year that the basic system will not be able to cope with a new motherboard and processor. The newest MB's are using DDR2 memory already so you won't be able to use your old memory. Graphics cards have switched to PCI-E so your old AGP graphics card will also be useless. Hard drives are now almost all SATA drives which are not compatable with the older IDE drives. The power supply's are built different for the new components and a older PS just won't cope with the power needed by the new hardware.

Where does this leave you? It would be better to sell your old computer and buy( or build) a new computer. This way you will start out with components that are made for each other. The best you can do to use parts from your old computer is to use the cd/dvd drives. After buying what you need to upgrade you have just about bought a new computer anyway.

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